North Fork Resident Heads Up New Luxury HomeExchange Collection, Shares Top Picks for Fall Getaways

la maison de valerie
La Maison de Valerie

Earlier this summer, HomeExchange, the global leader in home exchange vacations with over 450,000 properties across 159 countries, launched HomeExchange Collection. Collection is a new community of like-minded travelers who meet, share, and exchange their luxury homes.

Jennifer Klodnicki, a North Fork resident, is Head of HomeExchange Collection. Prior to joining the exclusive community, Klodnicki was Regional Director of Marketing for Sightline Hospitality’s boutique hotels and restaurants on the East End and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming including Sound View Greenport and the Halyard Restaurant. She is originally from Long Island and moved back in 2017, after several years in London, to raise a family.

Klodnicki said her favorite part about the community is the building of relationships. “By exchanging their lifestyles, members create connections and live memorable experiences that can’t be found in regular travel guides,” Klodnicki explained. “The real luxury for members is to feel at home anywhere in the world, guided by their host’s advice, to enjoy uncovering the unique local culture and customs,” she continued.

Current membership is as varied as the homes, with notable sustainable and ecological fashion designers, international consultants, interior designers, scientists, architects, artists, and engineers all among the community. Hospitality, generosity and trust are essential values that link the members of HomeExchange Collection together and allow everyone to travel with peace of mind.

HomeExchange Collection now features over 300 homes in more than 35 different countries. Unique and authentic accommodations are individually certified on quality, location, and amenities after being evaluated by the HomeExchange Collection team.

For our readers at East End Taste, Jennifer rounds up some of her favorite homes in the portfolio:

Need to head into the city? This Tribeca penthouse is a stunner.

La Maison de Randy Tribeca HomeExchange
La Maison de Randy

A private elevator provides direct access to this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment. This grand home offers a wood-burning fireplace and dining room surrounded in handcrafted field stone. Perfect for entertaining, this spacious and light-flooded living area has cherry hardwood floors all throughout.

la maison de randy
La Maison de Randy

The separate large chef’s kitchen is outfitted with high end appliances and has French doors leading to one of the four private terraces this home has to offer. Walk up the custom staircase to two spacious bedrooms, also with private balconies overlooking downtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building.

The bedrooms are filled with walk in closets and a full marble bath double-basin vanity bathroom. Get ready for a massive 750 sq ft terrace equipped with furniture and grill perfect for the fall.

Still remote working? This French countryside villa is the perfect location for a workcation – in between tastings during the Alsace harvest.

La Maison de Valerie HomeExchange Collection rental villa
La Maison de Valerie

This renovated farm offers the commodities of a modern house with the magic of a historic foundation. Located in the heart of a quaint Alsatian village, the house is surrounded with gardens, in different styles. One of which has a spacious swimming pool with an outside dining area and a meditation zone. Inside, five bedrooms feature a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings and European and African art. The home also offers a home gym, pool table, workspace, ample living areas and more.

In northeastern France, Alsace borders Germany and Switzerland and reflects a mix of those cultures. Its capital, Strasbourg, is centered on the Ill River’s Grand Île island, bordered by canals and home to the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. The location is perfect to visit the villages of Alsace, the fabulous road wine which starts in Obernai, the Vosges hiking trails and more. Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium are all nearby and Paris is less than 2 hours away with the speed train.

Ready to plan your fall getaway in Mexico? This San Miguel de Allende villa is designed for indoor / outdoor living at a perfect 76°F.

San Miguel de Allende villa
San Miguel de Allende villa

This stately Mediterranean-style hillside home is designed for comfortable indoor/outdoor living. Striking western views overlook the town of San Miguel, the lake, distant countryside, and the Sierra Madre mountains.

Stunning evening sunsets are visible from the upstairs terrace – a large, roofed area used for dining and viewing with a relaxing outdoor sitting area and fireplace. The lower terrace includes a 60-foot solar-heated lap pool within a large mature garden of bougainvillea, lemon and lime trees, hibiscus, tropical plants, and cypress trees.

It also contains a hot tub, an extensive pergola, and a comfortable sitting area centered around a Cantera fire table. Contemporary interiors are throughout the 4-bedroom villa that can comfortably sleep 8. The indoor dining room and living room-with-balcony overlook the views while a large modern kitchen-with-terrace and the adjacent sunroom-with-terrace provide additional spaces for relaxation and quiet.

San Miguel de Allende villa interior Mexico
San Miguel de Allende villa. Images courtesy of HomeExchange Collection

San Miguel is a colorful, interesting, festival-loving, hillside colonial town of great beauty. It was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage location and its centuries-old cathedrals, colonial mansions, parks, and cobblestone streets have been preserved. This colonial town is a cultural and art center with a full array of concerts, plays, domestic and foreign films, and more. It is filled with a rich variety of restaurants, galleries, parks, markets, and the daily life of a Mexican community.

About the HomeExchange Collection

As part of HomeExchange Collection, members can safely lend each other their exceptional living spaces on a secure and easy-to-use online platform. Members of the HomeExchange Collection private community can exchange their homes over dates of mutual choosing. ,

If a member wishes to lend their home without reciprocity, their guest can offer them GuestPoints to be welcomed as a guest in another exceptional HomeExchange Collection home at a later date.

Exclusive advantages and tailor-made services for members range from comprehensive support from a dedicated team and 100% flexible cancellation as a guest to up to $2,000,000 in property damage protection. Unlimited access and exchanges to both the private HomeExchange Collection platform selection of high-end homes and the HomeExchange catalog of over 450,000 properties across 159 countries is also included. HomeExchange Collection costs $1,000 USD on an annual subscription.

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